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Old 11-12-2012, 05:16 PM   #1366
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I looked at the Kobalt Xtreme Access sockets today at Lowe's. It seems like a great way to carry more tools with less weight/mass, but I'm concerned about their functionality. In my experience, a tool that does everything does nothing well. Metric and SAE sockets all in one? Sounds too good to be true.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_379762-22328...RL=&facetInfo=


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Old 11-13-2012, 09:16 AM   #1367
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I looked at the Kobalt Xtreme Access sockets today at Lowe's. It seems like a great way to carry more tools with less weight/mass, but I'm concerned about their functionality. In my experience, a tool that does everything does nothing well. Metric and SAE sockets all in one? Sounds too good to be true.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_379762-22328...RL=&facetInfo=


Those are spline sockets and they work great on all types of fasteners. I will be looking for a set as these are cheap.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:58 PM   #1368
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JesusGato - is that a 3/8 and 1/4 combo ratchet or a box end wrench with two ratcheting adapters?

If it's a combo ratchet would love to know the brand
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:03 PM   #1369
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JesusGato - is that a 3/8 and 1/4 combo ratchet or a box end wrench with two ratcheting adapters?

If it's a combo ratchet would love to know the brand
Husky. Check out post #2 of the thread that your reading.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:32 PM   #1370
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Husky. Check out post #2 of the thread that your reading.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:25 AM   #1371
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Those are spline sockets and they work great on all types of fasteners. I will be looking for a set as these are cheap.
The original set posted is no longer available at least in Kommyfornia, this is the replacement and looks pretty sweet, you don't need deep sockets with these. Spline wrenches do everything they claim and are pretty much bullet proof. Don't know about the ratchets here but Ill have a look and report back.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_379759-25428...AID=1381799467
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:48 AM   #1372
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Check your local Lowe's. They were closing the original sets out in stores only for around $20. I didn't see a need for the 1/4" drive for my motorcycle tool kit, so the 3/8" set was perfect for me.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #1373
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so you should NEVER get a fanny pack tool kit

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I wear mine over a kidney belt. Been down on it so many times I couldn't count, hasn't been an issue.


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I΄΄ve been down hard last year and had not one scratch except for a broken collar bone, right underneath a 5 inch maglite flashlight I was cleverly carrying in my external upper pocket. Coincidence? I don΄t think so...
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:48 AM   #1374
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I use a "High Seirra" backpack and a Fox fanny pack. Very similar to above items. Totally rugged, they've been beat, dragged, kicked you name it. Tough stuff!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:09 AM   #1375
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Also when the fastener wont budge, try tightening it first, it works!
I tell people this all the time who call me, 9 times out of 10 they were turning the fasteners the wrong way to begin with.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:12 AM   #1376
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Picked up one of the Husky 1/4" x 5/16" mini ratchets couple days ago - pretty slick. Bought the Lowes version as well for comparison. Lowes was a little kit with several bits for $9 vs $17 for Husky at HD. Husky mechanism switch worked more easily and the actual bit socket is 6-sided vs the Lowes which felt crusty and has a spline bit socket.

Anyone sourced any 5/16 shank bits other than short Torx bits? Seems the Torx are all I can find online but I'd love to find some 3" - 6" long Hex and Torx bits with the 5/16 shank size...
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:03 AM   #1377
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Picked up one of the Husky 1/4" x 5/16" mini ratchets couple days ago - pretty slick. Bought the Lowes version as well for comparison. Lowes was a little kit with several bits for $9 vs $17 for Husky at HD. Husky mechanism switch worked more easily and the actual bit socket is 6-sided vs the Lowes which felt crusty and has a spline bit socket.

Anyone sourced any 5/16 shank bits other than short Torx bits? Seems the Torx are all I can find online but I'd love to find some 3" - 6" long Hex and Torx bits with the 5/16 shank size...
I use mine with a 1/4" hex adapter and an extension most often. But you could get a hex extension too. Seems better to me to carry one extension than a bunch of long bits, even if you could find them.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:32 AM   #1378
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I use mine with a 1/4" hex adapter and an extension most often. But you could get a hex extension too. Seems better to me to carry one extension than a bunch of long bits, even if you could find them.
Yeah I'll be doing the same... just like the concept of a little beefier piece and the lack of play with the adapters. Cool piece of kit!
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #1379
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Tool Kit & Spares

Here is a tool-kit and spares that cover two identical bikes...
Total weight of tools and spares is 15.2lbs short of two 12" tire irons,
17x19mm box wrench spare inner tube and few other(s).











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Old 11-24-2012, 06:12 PM   #1380
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Wow, you do have a nice "large" tool kit...
Seriously, you could cut off some weight by removing the redundant items.
I know you said it was for two bikes..
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